(This tour will be offered in 2020. Reservations will be accepted starting Monday, March 9, 2020.)
Named for three mugs tied together with yucca rope found hanging inside one of its rooms, it was built over several decades in the AD 1100s and 1200s and likely supported a population of 80 to 100 people. Along the route to this amazing site, you will visit other Ancestral Puebloan sites including Adobe Cave, which features partially excavated rooms. You will also experience wonderful views of Rock Canyon.
If you plan on booking a second tour on the same day, we highly suggest you give yourself at least:
For more information on the minimum amount of time needed between tours, look for the booking advice link on https://go.nps.gov/mv_tourtickets.
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This strenuous 2-hour, 3-mile (4.8 km) round-trip hike is along an unpaved, uneven trail that descends 100 ft (30 m), and includes steep drop-offs, switchbacks, and scrambling up and down boulders. Each hiker must be able to scramble over boulders and navigate steep gravel trails unassisted. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots and bring a minimum of 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water per person. Please do not bring any type of snack or food or sugary drinks. Archeological sites are vulnerable to damage caused by rodents attracted to food crumbs.
Consider your physical health before joining a hike. Hiking is not recommended for those with heart or respiratory problems, or other physical difficulties. Elevations range between 7,000 and 7,500 feet (2134 m and 2286 m) above sea level. Weather conditions are quite variable. It's possible to begin your hike in full sun and end with a thunderstorm. Plan for all weather conditions. Bring a minimum of 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water per person.
This hike may not be appropriate for young children as each hiker must be able to scramble over boulders and navigate steep gravel trails unassisted.
From the park entrance, drive 15.1 miles (24.3 km) to the turn-off for Wetherill Mesa – Long House (on your right, between the Far View Lodge and Far View Terrace). Turn right. Drive 12 miles (19.3 km) to reach the Wetherill Mesa parking lot. Meet the ranger at the picnic shelter by the restrooms at least 15 minutes advance. Allow an hour and 15 minutes travel time from the park entrance. The group will leave promptly at 9:30 am.
●May 27 to October 9, 2020 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:30 am
Tour is limited to 10 people.
$25.00 per person, ages 3 and up.